If you are a new physical therapist grad, or even approaching graduation, you are exploring a variety of physical therapy paths. The fact is you might not know what you want to do and that’s okay. There are a lot of options. There are specific specialties you can pursue or even become a travel physical therapist. This article outlines career paths for new grad physical therapists.
It’s Okay To Not Have Your Mind Made Up
It’s okay to not have your mind made up when you graduate. That’s normal says Director of Allied Health Jordan Lerner. “New grads think they need to know which setting or specialty they want to pursue. However, it’s okay to try out a few things before finalizing our specialty.” There is plenty of opportunities for new grad physical therapists. We will get into career paths for new grad physical therapists.
Career Paths For New Grad Physical Therapists
Here are some of the most popular settings/specialties for physical therapists:
Physical Therapist, Rehab. Injuries can occur anytime, anyplace. When that happens, most people go see a physical therapist for rehabilitation.
Physical Therapist, Home Health. Home health has some great pros for any new grad physical therapists. It offers great flexibility for your schedule, it’s a great way to build relationships, and earn more money.
Physical Therapist, Pediatric. If you like working with kids, being a pediatric physical therapist might be the role for you. Depending on location, you might be able to be a peds PT in a variety of settings.
Physical Therapist, Acute Care. An acute care physical therapist is certainly a popular setting for most new grads. Physical therapists here help individuals who are admitted to a hospital for short-term patient care for reasons such as illness, surgery, accident, or recovery from a trauma.
Travel Physical Therapists
Another career paths for new grad physical therapists is being a travel physical therapist. A travel PT will do many similar responsibilities as a permanent physical therapist with a few benefits:
- Make more money. After all benefits and allowances are included, many acute care travel physical therapists make over $100,000.
- License reimbursement. We will reimburse you for your license.
- Travel reimbursement. Don’t worry about having to spend a lot of money on traveling to your next assignment. We will reimburse you.
- Tuition reimbursement. At Host Healthcare, we offer tuition reimbursements for new grads.
Hopefully you enjoyed reading this article on career paths for new grad physical therapists.
Host Healthcare Travel Therapist
Host Healthcare offers an extensive list of travel therapy jobs. In addition, call specific recruiter directly or if you don’t have a recruiter, call (844) 812-8094 and one of our friendly recruiters will be happy to help.